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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Posted: September 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Free music class for children 2-3 years old

What: Learn the beginning fundamentals of music: steady beat, pitch matching, timing and rhythm through a variety of musical styles.

When: 10-10:45 a.m.

Where: Little School of Music at 28306 Constellation Road, Valencia, 91355

Contact: 661-222-2239

MOMS Club Open House

What: The MOMS Club of Saugus invites all at-home mothers to our Welcome Home Open House. The MOMS Club is an international nonprofit support
group specifically for mothers who have chosen to stay home with their children.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Central Park at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350


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Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2012. There are 104 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2003, 19-year-old Antonio Ceja Perez was convicted of the second degree murder of Marcos Arellano, a rival Santa Clarita gang leader. While walking from a party earlier that March, Arellano was gunned down near the Edwards Theater in Canyon Country.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a commission naming Rabbi Jacob Frankel of Rodeph Shalom Congregation in Philadelphia the first Jewish chaplain of the U.S. Army.

Ten years ago: The Bush administration pressed Congress to take the lead in authorizing force against Iraq, with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld asserting, “It serves no U.S. or U.N. purpose to give Saddam Hussein excuses for further delay.” In Paris, wartime collaborator Maurice Papon, 92, walked out of prison after judges ruled him too old and sick to finish his ten-year sentence for helping send Jews to Nazi death camps. (Papon died in 2007 at age 96.)

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, cheered on by Iraq war veterans and their families on the White House’s South Lawn, urged lawmakers to back his plan to withdraw some troops from Iraq but keep at least 130,000 through the summer of 2008 or longer. O.J. Simpson was charged with seven felonies, including kidnapping, in the alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in a Las Vegas casino-hotel room. (Simpson is currently serving a nine- to 33-year prison sentence.)

One year ago: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, broke his silence four months after a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault, calling his encounter with the woman a “moral failing” he deeply regretted, but insisting in an interview on French television that no violence was involved. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal, resulting in some 100 deaths. For a second year, Emmy Awards for drama and comedy went to “Mad Men” and “Modern Family.”



Singer Jimmie Rodgers is 79. Actor Robert Blake is 79. Former Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, is 79. Actor Eddie Jones is 78. Actor Fred Willard is 73. Singer Frankie Avalon is 72. Rock musician Kerry Livgren is 63. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 62. Basketball coach Rick Pitino is 60. College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Billy Sims is 57. Movie director Mark Romanek is 53. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is 53. Actor James Gandolfini is 51. Alt-country-rock musician Mark Olson is 51. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) is 50. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe and New Edition) is 45. Actress Aisha Tyler is 42. Racing cyclist Lance Armstrong is 41. Opera singer Anna Netrebko is 41. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is 41.


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